The new Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli has paid a courtesy visit to Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i.


The Editor Nigeria gathered that the new Emir during his time with the Governor assured to carry all the ruling houses along as they are all one family.


In convoy of the new Emir on the courtesy visit to Sir Kashim Ibrahim House were members of the Zazzau Emirate Council.


Emir Bamalli said contest for a throne is common in every society, noting, ‘’People will certainly have to vie for the throne whenever it is vacant, provided that they are from the royal family.


And the pride of every prince is for one day to become the king. It is not an offence, and I keep repeating, it is not an offence, for any interested person to contest for emirship position’.

“But after the contest, we will have to close ranks, come together and then serve the people.”

While expressing appreciation to the Governor for appointing him to succeed the late Emir, Alhaji Shehu Idris, Bamalli told him: ‘’The level of cooperation that I received from the kingmakers, other council members, District Heads and the people of Zaria is unprecedented in the last one week.”

He added: “I have mentioned it severally, I don’t have any reason whatsoever, to alienate or sideline any of the ruling dynasties.

“My maternal grandparents come from the Bare-Bari dynasty and the Katsinawa dynasty members are my in-laws.

“So, I don’t have any reason whatsoever, to give priority or superiority to my own ruling house.”

According to the Emir, ‘’I have served as Magajin Gari for 19 years and I think it is adequate enough to have some experience, to tag along with everybody. We have already been discussing the way forward, which Insha Allahu, in the next couple of days, we will be back to the state government to present our position, so that we can move forward. ‘

El-Rufai commended the Emir for his bridge-building efforts in the aftermath of his appointment, saying that unity is the key to progress.

The Governor encouraged the new Emir to continue the effort ‘’bearing in mind that it is the right of every prince to want to be the emir but God only chooses one out of the many.

‘’God has chosen you, through us, the government of Kaduna state, and my appeal is to continue to bring everyone together, everyone close. Tap into the years of experience that the council members have accumulated in the administration of Zazzau emirate.”


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